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Last $21.40 USD
Change Today -0.44 / -2.01%
Volume 1.6M
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2100 Roosevelt Avenue

Springfield, MA 01104

United States

Phone: 800-331-0852


Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation manufactures and sells firearms in the United States and internationally. Strategy The key elements of the company’s strategy include protecting and growing its core firearm business; focusing on profitable growth in firearms and firearm-related products; streamlining and standardizing its business operations; emphasizing customer satisfaction and loyalty; and pursuing strategic relationships and acquisitions that are synergistic with its business. Firearm Products and Services The company participates in three categories of the long gun market: bolt action rifles, muzzleloaders, and modern sporting rifles; and both core categories of the handgun market, namely semi-automatic pistols and revolvers. All of the company’s firearms are sold under its Smith & Wesson, M&P, and Thompson/Center Arms brands. In addition, its Performance Center offers specialized and enhanced models sold under the Smith & Wesson and M&P brands. Depending upon the product or service, the company’s customers include distributors; federal, state, and municipal law enforcement agencies and officers; government and military agencies; businesses; retailers; and consumers. In fiscal 2015, the company launched various new products and product line extensions under its Smith & Wesson, M&P, and Thompson/Center Arms brands, as well as various new products from its Performance Center. The company offers M&P pistol products. It also offers new M&P22 Compact pistol. Other new models added to the M&P line include the M&P9 and M&P40 pistols featuring a flat, dark earth color frame, and the M&P9 and M&P45 pistols with an extra threaded barrel kit. In fiscal 2015, the company expanded its Smith & Wesson brand with the introduction of a new model of the Smith & Wesson J-Frame Revolver that incorporates a factory installed LaserMax CenterFire laser sighting system. The company offers a line of Performance Center ported M&P pistols featuring enhanced triggers, ported barrels, and competition optics ready slides in 9mm or .40S&W calibers, and 4.25-inch or 5-inch long slides and barrel configurations and the Performance Center Model 929 9mm revolver. Handguns The company manufactures various handgun models that include revolvers and pistols. It sells a range of sizes from small-frame, concealed-carry revolvers used primarily for personal protection, to large-frame revolvers used primarily for recreational and competitive sport shooting. The company’s extra-large frame revolvers are designed primarily to address the handgun-hunting market. The company’s small-frame revolvers are carried by law enforcement personnel and personal defense-minded citizens. It holds various patents on various firearm applications, including the use of scandium, a material that possesses many of the same attributes as titanium. Its revolvers are available in various models and calibers, with applications in all professional and consumer markets. The company offers pistols under both its Smith & Wesson brand and its M&P brand. Its range of full size and compact M&P pistol products are made with a polymer frame, a rigid stainless steel chassis, and a black, through-hardened corrosion resistant finished stainless steel barrel and slide for durability. The company offers the M&P Shield pistol to address the growing personal protection and concealed carry market. The M&P Shield features a slim concealable profile, 9mm and .40S&W calibers, and M&P ergonomics. The company offers additional M&P Shield models The company’s Classics department makes commemorative firearms and employs master engravers to craft one-of-a-kind custom firearms. These custom-made applications reflect the skill and vision of the master engraver and the artistic expression of the owner. The company offers various catalog variations of Classics and engraved Classics to its customers. Long Guns The company’s M&P branded modern sporting rifles are specifically designed for the needs of military, law enforcement, and security personnel. The company offers M&P modern sporting rifles in four different calibers (.22LR, 5.56mm NATO (.223), .300 Whisper


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